November 03, 2004

At the very least.. he would not have been Bush....

As I sit back and ponder on Bush finally winning an election even with all his failings, I think of the ignorant one issue electorate that voted for him. One of my Co-workers was with Kerry until he found out Kerry was not opposed to Gay Marriage, after finding that out he was in Bush corner 100%. Several other co-workers that voted for Bush were also one issue voters and most of the issues they used as the reason why they voted for Bush were all issues that made them feel as if they were taking the moral high ground, which is self rewarding in their eyes and make up for their own moral failings.

The Kerry supporters were voting against Bush for several reasons with the number one being; they hate Bush. Most said their hatred for Bush is born from his policies and arrogance. As I said, many of them were voting against Bush more so than they were voting for Kerry. Kerry was as bad a candidate as you can have and him loosing this election to a Republican who took America into a reckless war, gave tax breaks to the extremely rich, have yet to grasp the English language, has not seen a spending Bill he does not like, is to the left of most conservative on spending, through away a surplus handed to him by the previous administration, not to mention his refusal to admit any mistakes only proves Kerry lost this election more than Bush won it.

Black folk still voted Democratic 89% to 11%. Bush made a whole 2% increase in comparison to the Black vote he received in 2000. What does this say about Black folk? I wish I could say it meant that we were as informed about the shenanigans of Politicians in this case Bush as we should be but truthfully as a people we are as misinformed as those white folk that voted for Bush. I would venture to say less that 20% of the electorate is actually informed and were not one issue voters.

What does Bush win means? From where I sit it means more of the same and the possibility of stacking the Supreme Court with justices that will not vote in favor of issues important to the majority of Black men and women. It means that the unpatriotic patriot act will probably be pushed forward. It means if America is not successful in Iraq he will not escape Blame. It means more filibusters (I hope) and it also means America will continue to be polarized along party lines.

Make no mistake about it, there is a precedent set already as to how polarization in this nation on an issue is handled. If you think this talk of uniting the nation stands a chance, you need to look no further than the persistent race problem in America. There have been talks and movements for centuries in America to move away from the racial polarization in America but all of those things turned out to be useless and America still have a race problem because there was no real interest in solving it just as there is no real interest in solving the polarization along political party lines. Tomorrow Bush will go about the business of the Republican Party and the talk of uniting will turn to Political Bickering to get his party platform passed. There is no way unity can be achieved without compromise and Bush is as uncompromising as it gets and to his supporters that is a strength and to those who oppose him it is what prolongs the polarization.

In 2008 I think we may see a Hilary Clinton Versus Condoleezza Rice Ticket and you think the polarization that exists now is something, wait until 2008. Some think Rudi Giuliani will get the nod but his social leanings will never get him the Republican National Tickets.

With all that said, Black folk should not have expected anything more from Kerry than we get from Bush baring Kerry appointing liberal judges. I believe as President, Kerry would have began to pander to the Conservatives and would not have been the President some thought he would have been, but at the very least, he would not have been Bush.

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At 6:39 AM, Blogger Blackhoney said...

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At 6:41 AM, Blogger Blackhoney said...

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"In 2008 I think we may see a Hilary Clinton Versus Condoleezza Rice Ticket and you think the polarization that exists now is something, wait until 2008. Some think Rudi Giuliani will get the nod but his social leanings will never get him the Republican National Tickets."
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I am right now putting my money on Jeb Bush to be our next President.He is being groomed as we speak Faheem, and not even Hillary Clinton will be able to beat him.Jeb is a part of the Bush family machine that seem unstoppable at this moment.Condoleeza rice is irrelevent...her color alone makes her such in the world of Republican politics.As for Rudy, I would have put my money on him maybe a year ago but not now.4 years from now he won't be able to play the 9/11 card, plus he said he was happy in the private sector and had no desire to re-enter the world of politics.

 

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